Miley Cyrus has admitted that she’s “not sure” she would’ve married Liam Hemsworth, if their Malibu home hadn’t burned down.
The 26-year-old covers Vanity Fair’s March issue, and opened up like never before about her relationship with Liam following their December wedding.
After ten years of dating on-an-off, the couple finally decided to tie the knot late last year, one month after their stunning Malibu mansion burned down in the devastating Woolsey fire.
Miley explained, “What Liam and I went through together changed us. I’m not sure without losing Malibu, we would’ve been ready to take this step or ever even gotten married, who can say?”
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“But the timing felt right and I go with my heart. No one is promised the next day, or the next, so I try to be ‘in the now’ as much as possible. If I ever find myself thinking too far ahead, I acknowledge that anxiety and bring myself back into my body and out of my head.”
“When you experience what we experienced together with someone, it is like glue,” she said. “You’re the only two people in the world who can understand.”
The singer insisted that her life is “zero percent different” since getting married, before adding, “losing the house changed us much more than getting married changed us.”
Miley continued. “We’ve worn rings forever, and I definitely didn’t need it in any way. It actually is kind of out of character for me. Liam and I have also found a new bond underneath all that rubble.
“Going through a natural disaster, the grief you experience is really unlike any other loss. No more, just different. In our position, it feels or looks like everything is replaceable and you can start again, but you can’t buy spirit.”
The 26-year-old also opened up about being in a heterosexual relationship, despite identifying as a “queer” person.
“The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned — I actually think it’s kind of New Age,” she said.
“We’re redefining, to be f**king frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship. A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person.”
“What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level,” she explained.
“It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation — I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender. Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.”
“Like, who gives a f**k if he’s a guy, if I’m a girl, or if he was a woman? Who gives a f**k?” she adds. “We really are stronger together. One is the loneliest number.”
Read more of Miley’s interview here.